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Poster: Tromaguy Date: Aug 10, 2008 3:47pm
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Convert format on mac?

Hope this is the right place to ask a newb question. I'm wanting to re-edit some classics on my mac (10.2.8), but Premiere 6.5 only seems to recognize QuickTime files. I installed a program called ffmpegX thinking it would let me convert other files (MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4, etc.) to something Premiere would recognize. But even though the installer said it was successful, I can't find the application to launch it. I'm not even sure if ffmpegX is what I need?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Poster: cottonav Date: Aug 17, 2008 2:17pm
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Convert format on mac?

Hello there,

If you're on a Mac, your best possible program is MPEG Streamclip: video converter for Mac & Windows. The website's adress is

It is a freeware and allows you to convert Mpeg to whichever codec your computer recognizes. For use with Mac and Premiere 6.5 simply convert your files to Quicktime with the DV codec PAL or NTSC, 48 Khz per second sound and with lower field.

Note that although I am not positive, Premiere 6.5 only recognizes many codec but the DV codec preset is your best option to edit at the highest resolution the prgram allows you to edit. After that, you can export back to DV and from there convert to various other formats since I dont believe that 6.5 has many exporting options..Now that Premiere Pro 3.0 is out...

Hope that helps

Good luck

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Poster: Tromaguy Date: Aug 20, 2008 10:18am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Convert format on mac?

WOW! That was so simple. I'm still in shock. I expected either no answer at all, or one so convoluted that I'd never understand it.
Many thanks for your help. =D

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Poster: sunnyjackson Date: Apr 13, 2012 9:00pm
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Convert format on mac?

My suggestion is to get a Mac video converter from: